Year 11 Highdown students worked incredibly hard this year for their GCSEs and Level 2 qualifications and we are extremely proud of all of you! My personal thanks to Mr Blunt as Head of Achievement and all your teachers who worked hard to support you through your first 5 years at Highdown.
The extra anxieties students have faced this year are unprecedented, as for the Year 13 students. We are pleased that the Centre Assessed Grades have been recognised as the fairest way to accredit our young people for their GCSE and Level 2 outcomes. We were also thankful that this decision was taken ahead of the publication of results. Highdown teachers were thorough, professional and entirely ethical in their system to determine grades. We were confident in this year group and pleased that this is now officially accredited.
81% of grades are at a 4+ level, 22% of grades are at 9-7 (previous A grade level and above) and 80% of students have 5 passes at 4 and above including English and Maths.
There are 9 students with 11 passes all at grade 9 or 8. What an outstanding achievement across a broad range of subjects.
Early indicators show that again Highdowners have achieved statistically higher than other students nationally when compared with their starting point.
R E Cave